- He wondered why the committee had to insist that the day is celebrated
- The Ghana@60 committee however stated that the planned event was to remember the formation of the UGCC
Dr. Charles Wereko – Brobbey, popularly referred to as Tarzan, has lashed out at the current government over plans of a public celebration of August 4, 2017.
The date marks seventy (70) years from the day the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), which was the first political party in Ghana, was formed.
The prime reason was to ensure that the Gold Coast was freed from colonial rule.
To him, Ghana is confused, as the level of publicity attached to the planned celebration leaves him wondering if we have our facts right.
However the Deputy Chief of Staff Samuel Abu Jinapor, has disclosed that the planned celebration is the brainchild of the Ghana@60 committee.
He added that notwithstanding the fact that the party in power, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), developed from the UGCC, this was not an activity focused on the party.
He indicated that the sole purpose was to remember the circumstances that led to the formation of the UGCC.
He added that seventy years ago, on that day, the decision to secure the country’s independence was conceived by statesmen who met at Saltpond, in the Central region.
Therefore it was an important event that requires recollection, and it is in that regard, that the committee thought it prudent to take this.
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